Periculum is the incantation of a charm that allowed the caster to send out red sparks from their wand. The sparks were firework-like in appearance, and had a vast range, shooting up to a great height, then hovering in the spot where the caster aimed. Much like a Muggle flare gun, the spell was used to signal that one was in danger, and thus in need of help.
- Albus Dumbledore instructed the four champions to send red sparks into the air if they needed to be rescued prior to the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament in 1995. Harry used this spell when Fleur Delacour was being dragged into the maze.
Periculum is Latin for "danger".
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (First identified as Periculum)
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4